Monthly Archives: October 2012

I Can See You by Karen Rose

Another fantastic book by Karen Rose, she manages to combine two of my favorite genres romance and thriller.

I Can See You is about a killer that is choosing his victims through a virtual  online world, the women make easy targets as they spend all their time online leaving no time for friends meaning people won’t miss them for some time. He uses their greatest fears against each of the women before killing them, but not only does he hate women he seems to hate the police with a burning passion.

The two main characters work towards finding this sadistic killer whilst putting themselves at risk of becoming targets, the closer they get however the closer the two become creating a nice romantic twist for the plot. The killer is also staging his murders to look like suicides and is somehow staying ahead of the police at every turn, maybe the killer is closer than they all expected.

The story twists and turns through clever plotlines and intriguing turn of events in every page, this book is just as good, if not better than the other two Karen Rose books I have read previously. I strongly recommend giving these books a read.

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Nothing to Fear by Karen Rose

Nothing to Fear is another thrilling book written by Karen Rose. Again Rose builds up intrigue, suspicion and fear throughout the book without giving away the main storyline until the end, because of this I find the books an even better read as nothing is laid bare in the first chapter.

The prologue suggests at the depravity of the main character Sue Conway and of the kind-hearted nature of the other main character Dana Dupinsky which leaves the reader hooked into finding out what is actually happening in the entire story. One of the other characters in the story plays the part of a love interest for Dana but Ethan Buchanan is so much more to the story than a romantic interlude.

The story centres around Sue kidnapping a young boy in order to claim a huge ransom and get revenge on the people who put her in prison years ago, on the run she encounters Dana who runs a shelter for abused women. Once Sue is at the shelter she uses Dana’s and the other shelter worker’s kindness against them. Ethan is the man with the task of locating the little boy and his journey leads him to Dana by accident, romantically they become involved but neither one knows the other could help the situation that is occurring at Dana’s shelter.

Through a series of chilling events and well written plot lines the story begins to unravel while still maintaining mystery and intrigue throughout. Some of the characters people may recognise from Rose’s other book You Can’t Hide which in my opinion is good because you have already become attached to them making the story relatable. The only issue that I have personally with Karen Rose’s books is that she has a habit of switching between using a characters first name to using their last name which can sometimes make it hard to follow, other than that the stories are brilliant.

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You Can’t Hide by Karen Rose

You Can’t Hide is a fantastic novel by Karen Rose, it is brilliant for people who like a thriller that isn’t obvious after the first chapter. This novel is 596 pages of suspense, and a little romance.

The main character in the story is psychologist Tess Ciccotelli and someone is making her patients kill themselves. Not only are they killing her patients, they are trying to frame Tess for their assisted suicides. Tess not only has to face the fact that her patients are dying, she has to convince the police that she is innocent.

Proving her innocence might be harder than she thinks as half the police force dislike her for ‘defending’ a cop killer at his trial, however those that get to know her really care for her. Detective Aidan Reagan is one of the officers that dislikes Tess, that is until he meets her after that he becomes the main champion for her cause and finds himself falling in love with her.

The Story twists and turns revealing glimpses of the killers motives and plans to destroy Tess Ciccotelli but never gives away any hint of who the perpetrator might actually be. This thriller is very clever and makes you read to the end in order to figure it out, it also has a fantastic original plot.

It is definitely worth a read if thrillers are your thing, and yes you have probably guessed that Karen Rose is also now one of the authors I collect!

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